Simple Square Pumpkin Display

Create a fun new twist on fall's most popular decoration in four easy steps.
Wooden Pumpkin

Simple Square Pumpkin Display

Create a fun new twist on fall's most popular decoration in four easy steps.

By: Janet Shumway

Materials Needed:

  • 3 pieces of 2x4 wood cut into lengths 3 1/2", 5" and 8"
  • orange paint and brush
  • brown paint
  • branch
  • ribbon
  • raffia
  • hot glue gun
  • moss

Paint the Pumpkins

Start by painting the 2x4 blocks. When they've dried, sand the edges to create a shabby chic look.

Make and Apply Wash

First mix up a brown wash: Add a squirt of dark brown paint to about 1/2 cup of water. Apply wash with a rag or sponge brush by brushing it on and then wiping the excess off with a dry rag or paper towel.

Create and Attach Stems

Use large pruners to trim your branch into 3 pieces, creating stems for the pumpkins. Put a very large dab of hot glue right where you want the stem, then push the stem down into it.

Wooden Pumpkin

Create and Attach Stems

Use large pruners to trim your branch into 3 pieces, creating stems for the pumpkins. Put a very large dab of hot glue right where you want the stem, then push the stem down into it.

Add Embellishments

Cut a piece of wire, then curl the ends by bending them around a screwdriver or pencil. Wrap the curled wire around the pumpkin stem to hold it in place. Glue moss around the base of the stem. Tie a raffia and ribbon bow, then glue them on.

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